Safe lifting


Lifting techniques

Items on a pallet jack can weigh up to 100 pounds, making caution when handling a necessity, according to OSHA. Lifting or placing items on a pallet causes many workers to bend at the waist repeatedly, creating possible ergonomics problems.
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Lifting without overexertion

Overexertion injuries – which most often occur when a load is being lifted or otherwise handled – accounted for 22 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries in 2009, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Stopping strain

Back injuries are among the most common injuries in the workplace, incurring above-average workers’ comp­ensation costs. More than half of these injuries occur when employees try to lift objects.
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